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Dow Jones Gets A New CEO

AP | Posted 04.04.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — News Corp. said Thursday that Lex Fenwick, a Bloomberg LP executive, is the new CEO of Dow Jones & Co., the News Corp. subsidiary tha...

Controversial Washington Post Editor Jumps Ship

JIMROMENESKO.COM | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media

Raju Narisetti has resigned as Washington Post managing editor and to become Wall Street Journal Digital Network managing editor....

Condoms for Corporations?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Here's a thought, now that the Citizens United ruling affirms corporate personhood, and the leading Republican of the litter declares that "corporatio...

IMF Call For More Contributions Lifts Global Markets

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets rose Thursday as investors grew more comfortable with risk assets after surprisingly strong U.S. housing figures h...

The Glacial Response of the S.E.C. to the Rise of High-Speed Trading and Market Volatility

Jeff Connaughton | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Jeff Connaughton

For those who want the Securities and Exchange Commission to fulfill its mission of protecting investors, the New Year brings more bleak reality.

The 10 Best Stocks Of The Year

Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

2011 may have been the year of baroque chain-restaurant creations like Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae and Burger King's Stuffed Steakhouse Burger. But in ...

Post Euro Deal, Investors Brace For Big Moves

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) – Europe's fiscal pact may save the euro from collapse and stave off worldwide financial panic. But the concerns ...

The Dow of Life

Gavin Shulman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

How awesome is that? It's just amazing. Isn't it? When the Dow goes up. Everything just feels so different. For everyone. For all of us. Everything just feels better. The sun shines brighter. The birds sing louder.

The Diary of Dow Jones

Benedetta Pignatelli | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York
Benedetta Pignatelli

The lamentation of estrogen-laden Bridget Jones was echoed the globe over and is soon to be reanimated via a London musical circa 2012. Now hear it fr...

Stock Markets Sink Amid European Crisis

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Trouble on two fronts in the European debt crisis sent American stocks tumbling Wednesday to their biggest loss since the rocky tradi...

After Big Drop, Stock Market Wraps Up Best Month In Nearly A Decade

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — October is somewhat cursed for the stock market – the Crash of 1929, Black Monday in 1987, a slow-motion meltdown in 2008. This...

U.S. Economy Finally Surpasses Pre-Recession Level

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is finally rising above its pre-recession level, but the growth may still not be fast enough to spur a robust recovery. After 18...

Dow Closes Above 12,000 Points For The First Time Since August

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Ryan Vlastelica) - Stocks surged 3 percent on Thursday as an agreement by European leaders to help contain the region's two-year debt cr...

Ex-WSJ Publisher Testifies To Parliament Over Hacking

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.24.2011 | Media

LONDON — British lawmakers said Monday they will grill Rupert Murdoch's son James about newspaper phone hacking for a second time next month, as...

Sheared by the Shorts: How Short Sellers Fleece Investors

Ellen Brown | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why did gold and silver stocks just get hammered, at a time when commodities are considered a safe haven against global uncertainty? The answer is that the sector has been the target of massive short selling.

Dow Sees Worst Week Since 2008

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average on Friday suffered its worst week since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, stung by...

Dow Jones Closes Down More Than 390 Points

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down nearly 390 points, according to Reuters. In August, the Dow Jones experienced three of th...

Dow Closes With Biggest Gain In Nearly Two Weeks

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Buyers returned to the stock market Tuesday after deciding the pounding stocks have taken the past month made them too cheap to resis...

Stock Market Is Feeding Economic Fear

Posted 10.21.2011 | Business

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Stock Market Plunges Could Make A Bad Economy Worse

AP | BERNARD CONDON and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER | Posted 10.21.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market is starting to feed economic fear, not just reflect it. Stocks have fallen four weeks in a row. Some on Wall Street...

Friday Sell-Offs Cap Fourth Straight Week Of Market Losses

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A growing belief that the U.S. economy may be headed toward recession gave the stock market its fourth straight week of losses. The ...

Economists See Growing Risk Of Global Recession

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Discouraging economic data from around the globe have heightened fears that another recession is on the way. Fresh evidence emerged Thu...

Stocks Plunge As More Signs Of Economic Weakness Emerge

AP | STAN CHOE | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Just when Wall Street seemed to have settled down, a barrage of bad economic reports collided with fresh worries about European banks...

Gold Sales Jump On eBay During Week Of Stock Market Volatility

AP | RACHEL METZ | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — For gold sellers on eBay, the recent stock market turmoil has been a boon for business. Gold and silver sales on eBay had alread...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the continuing riots in London once again demonstrated the power of social media, for good and for bad: rioters used BlackBerry Messenger to organize their mayhem, but @riotcleanup on Twitter has drawn throngs of people to efforts to restore ravaged neighborhoods. In Wisconsin, voters gave walking papers to two Walker-aligned GOP state senators, but Democrats fell short of recalling the three Republicans needed to take control. In Iowa, all the GOP candidates indicated they would reject a hypothetical deficit reduction deal with a spending cut vs. revenue increase ratio of 10 to 1 -- even following a week in which jittery investors on Wall Street sent a clear message that they are more worried about a weak economy than reducing the deficit. And, in Washington, the announcement of the members of the Congressional debt-reduction "super committee" proved that truth in labeling laws don't apply to politics.